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(pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling

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UPLC-QTOF-MS with chemical profiling approach for rapidly evaluating chemical consistency between traditional and dispensing granule decoctions of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction.
A decoction of leaves or bark was used as an analgesic, antiseptic and digestive tonic, and the leaves were chewed for toothache.
The reproductive health division carried out constitutional assessment of infertile couples and used TCM decoctions and TCM granules to improve physical fitness before pregnancy.
Tinctures, infusions, decoctions, glycetracts and encapsulated dried herbs are all commonly used, but efficacy may vary between the method of extraction and between herbs, as different constituents require different methods of preparation to exert their maximal effects.
Formulations included both direct administration of plant parts or juice from plant parts, or making decoctions, or using plant parts in the dried form.
The extracts and decoctions are usually taken orally and the powder is usually mixed with food and eaten or placed on burning charcoal and inhaled (Audu, 1989).
It is also used as a medicinal plant; the branchlets of this tree are used as toothbrushes, the root decoctions are taken orally to stop diarrhoea, the branch decoctions are administered orally for stomach upset, the leaves are used in treating coughs and stomach ache, the root decoction also forms part of a medicine for hookworms, and the leaf infusion is used in preparing a cough mixture.
Also known as Citrus aurantium and Fructus aurantii, bitter orange has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years in herbal decoctions used to treat digestive problems.
While acupuncture is the best-known Chinese medical modality in the West, in China, internally administered multi-ingredient, water-based decoctions are overwhelmingly the main modality.
caapi among snuff-using societies, such as the Piaroa, who do not prepare decoctions containing N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) admixtures.
Decoctions made from the bark of chokecherry trees were used to wash puncture wounds and lacerations.
It was only done by reducing the quantity of bread, bacon and beer, and taking in their place gruel, potatoes, suet and rice puddings, with decoctions of washed-out tea leaves.
He does mention infusions, concoctions, decoctions, directions and emulsions, but not evictions.
The inner bark is collected in the fall and can be used in infusions, decoctions, cough syrup and tinctures.